550th Birthday Celebrations: Pakistan releases commemorative coin of Rupees 50

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Commemorated to the 550th birthday celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the federal government of Pakistan has launched a coin of Rupees 50 containing an inscription of Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib on its one side.  “Pakistan issues commemorative coin to mark the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji,the founder of Sikh religion,” wroteRead More

The Pakistani Consulate Office or the “Selected Pakistani Consulate Office?”

It may be news for many Pakistani origin residents living in Melbourne that a consulate office in Melbourne is operational whose purpose includes providing visa services to people of the Pakistani community living in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.  However, the reality is very different. Since its official inaugural opening ceremony that was held inRead More

Pakistani Opera singer Sara Peter, sings Bhitai

London trained Saira Peter sings Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s famous Sufi poetry in Opera style.  She believes that Sufi singing is  another form of Opera.  In her album she translated Bhitai’s Sufi poetry in English and performed in Opera style.  Peter believes that Opera singing and Sufi singing of Bhitai is always about unconditional love,Read More

Pakistani Associations participation in Melbourne’s Australia Day parade

Australia Day is the day when people of all race, religion and country celebrate as an Australian “Australia Day”.  Australia Day, 26th January is the anniversary of arrival of the first fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, inRead More

12 quotes that defined Pakistan’s entertainment scene in 2016

A lot happened this year, and subsequently a lot was said. Hamza Ali Abbasi’s controversial statements made headlines, while Adnan Sami’s pro-India tweets angered a whole nation. It was a year when Aisha Khan’s TV character’s Jeena managed to provoke trolls into making her a meme on social media. Here are 12 quotes which sumRead More

Islam enriched Sindh’s culture and poetry: Khalid Shah

By Muhammad Mujahid Syed Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — “Arabs conquered Sindh in the early days of Islam. Their rule lasted for almost three centuries there. Islam enriched Sindh’s culture by its spiritual values and gave a new life to Sindh’s people and society. While writing Sindh’s cultural history, Islam’s contribution will never be ignored. Islam’sRead More

Second Fashion Pakistan Week 2010 07-11 April 2010 in Karachi

Report and Photo graphs prepared by: Shahrukh Rasheed Melbourne, Australia After the splendid success of Fashion Pakistan Week 1 in Lahore, the 2nd edition of the Fashion Week 2010 is currently going great in the southern port city of Karachi. Fashion Pakistan is single largest Platform for fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs and fashion journalists. ToRead More

Pardesi’ opens at Alhamra Art Gallery

By Ali Usman LAHORE: Australian artist Damon Kowarsky – who first came to Lahore as an artist-in-residence at the Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in 2007 – has returned to the country with an exhibit of his latest collection of paintings and prints, ‘Pardesi’, which will open at the Alhamra Art Gallery on Monday. Kowarsky, whoRead More